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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Major with Inclusive Childhood Education major

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The Theatre Arts major with Inclusive Childhood/Middle Childhood Education major is designed for students preparing to teach at the elementary or middle school level, and/or to teach students with special needs. The theatre arts portion of this program consists of 41 credits and production participations to complete the B.S. degree in Theatre Arts. Participation in college theatrical productions and departmental work calls is required. Seven production labs are required in at least four different areas, with at least one “preparation” [P] and one “run crew” [R] experience, in any of the following areas: acting, assistant stage management, costumes (P, R), scenery (P, R), properties (P, R), makeup (P, R), and special projects (P, R). In addition, students take the appropriate education courses to prepare them for the classroom.

Students seeking initial certification at the childhood and middle childhood levels may double major in theatre arts and inclusive childhood/middle childhood education. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCL 440/441 and the Professional Semester (student teaching).

Theatre Arts Core

Students in the Theatre Arts department are required to take the following core courses:

Movement Courses

Students select two movement courses from the following:

Production Labs

Students take five one credit production labs from four different areas:

  • Acting
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Costume Crew
  • Scenic
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Props
  • Make-up
  • Special Project
  • Stage Management


Additional Theatre Arts Requirements

Theatre Arts students must complete the following additional courses:

Theatre Arts Elective Courses

Theatre Arts students who are pursuing Inclusive Certification must take one theatre elective at the 200 level and one theatre elective at the 300/400 level.

In most cases, students must select the theatre electives that are designated as liberal arts courses in order to earn enough liberal arts credits for the bachelor of arts degree.

Required Courses for Inclusive Childhood Education Major

Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

Inclusive Childhood/Middle Childhood Education Major Requirements


Theatre Arts Senior Experience

The Senior Experience for Theatre majors consists of a required seminar (THA 452- Seminar in Theatre with a zero-credit internship).  In this course, the students reflect on their major experience, and they are given opportunities to integrate material from theatre and other core areas of the college experience.  A final project is required in some phase of production, design or theory.

Sample Program for Theatre Arts Majors with Inclusive Education

Freshman Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 12
  • Perspectives I Science Credits: 4
  • Movement Course Credits: 0
As well as:

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 6
  • Perspectives II Credits: 6
  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Movement Course Credits: 0
  • Theatre Labs Credits: 2
As well as:

Junior Year

  • Perspectives II Credits: 3
  • Liberal Arts Electives* Credits: 15
  • Theatre Arts Electives (200 level) Credits: 3
  • Theatre Labs Credits: 2
As well as:

Fall After Senior Year

Professional Semester

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